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How on the talk page should I address questions I have with some of the content in the article?

asked 2017-11-04 18:39:21 -0600

I have multiple questions on why certain things have been added to the article I am reviewing. I understand its proper etiquette to post to the talk page about your concerns first before you main any changes to the actual article. I'm stuck on how to open up my questions. Should I create a new section or is there another way which is "more correct"?

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answered 2017-11-06 14:20:09 -0600

Hi! This is an excellent question!

When making large changes to an article it's advisable (plus good manners) to post to the article's talk page first to let people know what you're doing, especially when dealing with a potentially controversial or sensitive topic. Not everyone does this, which can sometimes make it necessary to ask questions on the article's talk page.

To open up a discussion you would indeed create a new section on the article's talk page. You can open the discussion up by stating that someone added content to the article and you have questions as to why this was added. When describing the additions, make sure to be specific about what additions you had questions about. For example, if someone added three paragraphs and you only had an issue with the paragraph that mentioned penguins, you would phrase your question or statement like "I have a question about the paragraph containing a claim about penguins...", so people would know what you're referring to. This can help people better answer your questions.

You can also contact your Content Expert with any questions about the content if you're concerned or if you want them to contribute to the talk page conversation.

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